Penalty Kicks: Breaking the Ghanaian ‘Curse’

Penalty kicks; to many footballing nations, is an aspect of the game that evokes fond memories. Italians do remember very well Fabio Grosso netting the decisive spot kick to win them the 2006 FIFA world cup. That was to break a jinx of losing three times consecutively in the competition (1990, 1994, 1998) Here in Africa, there are other tales to tell as well. From Egypt, to Cameroon to Ivory Coast among others, various countries have recorded success during shootouts more times than they have lost. For Ghana, this looks…

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Exclusive: Aduana Stars players to boycott training over unpaid bonuses and signing on fees

Senior players of Ghana Premier League side Aduana Stars have decided to boycott training over unpaid salaries and signing on fees. Sources close to the team revealed that the playing body are owed nine months salaries, while some of the players contract with the club have ended but management has taken no action over that. According to our source, the senior players within the squad such Yahaya Mohammed, Noah Martey, Fatawu Rahman, Samuel Bioh and others have decided to boycott training from Wednesday November 20, to show their displeasure to…

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U23 AFCON : Player ratings – Ghana (2)2-3(3) Ivory Coast

Black Meteors have been eliminated from the U23 African Cup of Nations after losing 3-2 on penalty shoot out to Ivory Coast. Goals from Yaw Yeboah and Evans Mensah cancelled out Youssef Dao brace forcing the game to be decided by penalties. Ivory Coast eventually won the penalty shoot out to book their place in the final. Footballmadeinghana.com rated the Performance of the Black Stars player by (10). Kwame Baah ( /10) – Another great game by the goalkeeper. Made some great saves on both halves to denied the Ivorians.…

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GFA Veep Mark Addo named Chairman of Finance Committee

The Executive Council of the GFA has named a five-member Finance Committee of the GFA with the Association’s Vice President, Mark Addo as Chairman of the Committee. The Executive Committee named the Columbia University graduate (MBA (Finance and International Business) as  Chairman  and other members onto the Committee during its meeting at Cape Coast last week. Executive Council member, George Amoako, who has considerable knowledge in football finance, is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee. Other members are: Samuel Kaye Brew-Butler, Mathew Ampofo and Gideon Fosu. The Finance Committee’s…

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Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh appointed head of Club Licensing Board

The Executive Council of the GFA, exercising its powers under Article 52 of the GFA Statutes, has appointed a seven-member Club Licensing Board of the GFA. The Board will be chaired by economist and former sports journalist, Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, who is also the General Manager, Sustainability at Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). Other members of the Club Licensing Board are: George Ankomah Mensah (Vice Chairman), Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, Mike Bonsu, Mavis Amanor, Rev. Emmanuel Addotey and Joseph Addo. The GFA’s Club Licensing Manager, Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi will act…

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U23 AFCON : Ivory Coast 3(2) – (2)2 Ghana – Young Elephants beat Meteors on penalties to book final place

Black Meteors have been knocked out of the U23 African Cup of Nations after losing to Ivory Coast  3-2 on penalties. Goals from Yaw Yeboah and Evans Mensah cancelled out Youssef Dao brace  forcing the game to by decided penalties. Ibrahim Tanko maintained the same team that started mali in the semi finals. The Ivorians started the game very well and look to take the ball Ghana. It didn’t take long before Dao gave them the lead, the Ivorian striker capitalized from defensive howler at the back to put the…

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Kurt Okraku meets CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in Cairo

GFA President Kurt Okraku earlier today paid a courtesy visit on CAF President Ahmad Ahmad at the CAF headquarters in Cairo. The CAF President congratulated Mr. Okraku on his election as GFA President, and also assured him of CAF’s support to help him realise his vision for Ghana football. He also lauded the GFA President for his vision for Ghana football, adding that the continent’s football controlling body will offer him and the GFA the needed support for the continuous development of football in Ghana. The GFA President thanked President Ahmad…

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Ibrahim Tanko names starting line up for Ivory Coast clash- Polley maintains place ; Kwabena Owusu to starts from the bench

Ibrahim Tanko has announced his starting line up for Ghana’s semi-final clash with Ivory Coast in the ongoing U23 African Cup of Nations. The coach has maintained the same team that started against Mali in the last group game. Tanko has kept faith in Robin Polley who is starting ahead of two-goal hero Kwabena Owusu. Here is Black meteors XI: 1 Kwame Baah 2 Kingsley Fobi 3 Edward sarpong 4 Zakaria Fuseini 5Habib Mohammed 6 Michael Agberpkornu 7 Ruben polley 8 Emmanuel lomotey 9 Samuel obeng gyabaa 10 Yaw yeboah…

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Results of friendly games are not important – Kim Grant insists

Hearts of Oak head coach Kim Grant says he is not placing much emphasis on winning friendly games. This comes after Hearts of Oak were held to 1-1 draw with Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday. According to the former Elmina Sharks Coach, no one will give you points when you win a friendly game so he is not going to use his full strength for such games. “I understand people are disappointed about last Sunday’s game but I wasn’t and I know the fact that…

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